Friday, June 16, 2017

Country Landscape Paintings - American Road Trip Farm Paintings

 

Thank you to Ugallery for featuring my farm paintings in their new curated art collection "American Road Trip"




A COUNTRY MILE

Serene in the expanses of the American Heartland, Sharon France paints captivatingly simple and bucolic landscapes that express the idealism of farm life. Through clear tripartite compositional divisions – background, mid-ground, and foreground – she creates a harmony throughout her canvas.


“I love to travel through the back roads of the American heartland during the summer. The young rows of corn and soybeans look like long ribbons of green with the dark brown Midwestern soil between them. By midsummer, fields of oats and wheat ripen to a beautiful, light golden-brown color. The combination of the corn, soybean fields and pastures, make me think of lovely old patchwork quilts. I find endless inspiration for my paintings on the back roads of the American Heartland.” 

Sharon

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Old White Farmhouse Tonalist Farm Painting



This is one of my old farmhouse pieces that I painted a few years ago.  As an artist, certain paintings become my favorites and this is one of them.  I wanted a feel of an overcast sky with the chimney smoke drifting from the chimneys and a long country dirt road running past it.  There is something special about the old iconic white farmhouses scattered throughout this great country, that continue to intrigue and inspire me for my art.    

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Original Little Farm Paintings

I like the challenge of painting in different sizes for my original farm & barn paintings.  Here is a selection of little paintings that I have done in a small 5 x 7" size, painted in acrylic paint on archival quality hardboard panels.  These little pieces easily frame up into a standard sized picture frame.






Friday, May 19, 2017

Red Barn in Patchwork Farm Fields


Barn in the Patchwork Fields

 I really like how the farm fields in later summer and fall start to take on a "patchwork" effect as crop colors change as they ripen. This farm painting was inspired by that look, and was recently sold to a collector in TX.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Little Barn Painting Study



Red Barn Along the Fence Line

A little farm study painted on a 5 x 7" archival hardboard panel.

Purchase info. on this and many more of my original farm paintings. 
 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sheep by a Quiet Old Farm Painting



Just a Little Ways from Home

I have had an idea for a new sheep painting floating around in my head for a couple of months now.  This is the newly finished painting from that idea.  I painted this quiet sheep into an overcast farm scene from my imagination.  I really like painting a variety of atmosphere in my country landscapes, from blue skies filled with puffy white clouds, to overcast and misty scenes, to stormy and night time skies.  I am currently working on a starry night landscape with a horse in a silent farm painting. 



The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted to match, and it is wired to hang, so no framing is necessary!